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Jamaica — 14,000 Jobs From Planned Resort Development

More than 14,000 temporary and long-term jobs are expected to be generated from the planned multifaceted resort development in St. Ann by the Spanish hotel chain, the Pinero Group, which owns the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Barlett, who met with the Group’s principals in Madrid, Spain recently to discuss the project, said “it will mean more […]

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Jamaica Set To Access Multi-Million Dollar IMF Funds

According to press reports, Jamaica is set to gain access to about $255 million under the IMF’s Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF). After the second review of the Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) and the RSF for which the country was approved last year, a staff-level agreement was reached with the Jamaican authorities. The International Monetary Fund completed its Article […]

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PM Hails Strong Economic Performance

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s strong economic performance, characterized by, among other things, unprecedented growth and record job gains, is a positive note on which to end the year and to build for 2024 and beyond. Addressing the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation’s end-of-year staff appreciation function recently, Mr. Holness said the positive trajectory […]

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Jamaica Expected To Welcome 4.12 Million Visitors For 2023

According to the Ministry of Tourism Jamaica is set to record an estimated 4,122,100 visitor arrivals for the period January to December 2023. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said this would represent a 23.7 percent increase over the 2022 figure. Of this number, 2,875,549 are expected to be stopover visitors, which would represent a 16 percent increase over the number […]

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Jamaica Wins Tourism Awards In Dubai, As Bartlett Presents Resilience Awards

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, on the weekend received two major awards for Jamaica from the prestigious World Travel Awards, which is in its 30th year, at the landmark Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Minister Bartlett also as Founder and Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), a thinktank based in Jamaica, […]

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Over 1 Million Airline Seats Secured For Winter Out Of US Gateways – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today announced that a record 1.05 million airline seats have been secured from nearly six thousand flights coming into Jamaica out of the United States, during the upcoming winter season. With just over two weeks for winter travelers to start their vacations, in anticipation of a record winter tourist season, Minister Bartlett says: “This […]

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2023 Winter Tourist Season To Be Jamaica’s Best —Says Bartlett

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With nearly 130,000 more airline seats compared to the 2022/2023 period, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the upcoming winter tourist season will be the best in Jamaica’s history. Bartlett, who is currently on official Government business overseas said “to think of where we are coming from during the COVID-19 debacle in 2020 to where the tourism […]

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Health And Wellness Industry Offers Significant Economic Opportunities – Tourism Minister

With an estimated value of US$4.3 trillion globally, the health and wellness industry offers significant economic opportunities to Jamaica, says Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Speaking to JIS News after the Fifth staging of the Jamaica Health and Wellness Tourism Conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on November 16, Mr. Bartlett said that to make an inroad into the […]

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First STEM School To Be Built In St. Ann

The Government is moving ahead with plans to construct Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) schools across the country, with the first such institution to be built in St. Ann. A visibility ceremony between the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and the World Bank for the Jamaica Education Project (JEP) Loan Agreement, valued at US$30 million, was held […]